Wednesday, May 26th 2010

ATI Catalyst 10.5 WHQL Driver Suite Released

AMD today rolled out this month's release of its ATI Catalyst software, which provides drivers and essential system software for ATI Radeon graphics processors, AMD chipsets, and other ATI multimedia products. The WHQL-signed version 10.5 brings a few feature updates, along with a list of important bug fixes. To begin with, Catalyst 10.5 gives 120 Hz display support for ATI Radeon HD 4000 and HD 3000 series graphics processors (helpful with stereoscopic 3D), and ATI Overdrive enhancements which allow full control over ATI Radeon GPUs that are connected to multiple displays, eliminating a limitation.

Following on with Catalyst 10.4, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 doesn't take unusually long to load maps, while a stability issues connected to IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, Mass Effect 2 (where display goes blank if you switch to desktop in the middle of a game), Empire: Total War, Napoleon: Total War got a fix which allows AA settings with Volumetric effects, while Unigine Heaven 2.0 in wireframe mode doesn't crash. For more details, refer to the release notes document.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 10.5 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit
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60 Comments on ATI Catalyst 10.5 WHQL Driver Suite Released

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
douglatins said:
How something like screwing idle clocks get past any test? Dont they at least try out the driver first?
if it fixes the crashing most users are having while doing something 99% of users wont notice.. its a workable fix.


dual monitor = bad at low clocks on some cards. they cant tell which cards, so they apply a global fix. see the post above mine for an example of what they fix.
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#2
crow1001
99% of users don't overclock..yeah right.
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#3
Zubasa
crow1001 said:
99% of users don't overclock..yeah right.
Actually that sounds about right.
Overdrive in CCC only show up for retail cards, not even retail onboards get this feature.
Given that at lease 90% of the market are pre-builds.

Crazy as it sounds, right now I don't even need to have my card overclocked. ;)
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#4
crow1001
Yeah the low end stuff don't have powerplay so they are not effected.
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#5
Zubasa
crow1001 said:
Yeah the low end stuff don't have powerplay so they are not effected.
Actually no, even my HD 3200 onboard on my notebook have powerplay.

This "fix" really only affect cards with GDDR5 memory and idle mem clocks, so mainly it is just the HD 5000 series.
The last gen cards does not clock down the memory during idle.
Tuning up the idle clocks is not a great fix, but it is better than no fix. :shadedshu
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#6
entropy13
Zubasa said:
Actually no, even my HD 3200 onboard on my notebook have powerplay.

This "fix" really only affect cards with GDDR5 memory and idle mem clocks, so mainly it is just the HD 5000 series.
The last gen cards does not clock down the memory during idle.
Tuning up the idle clocks is not a great fix, but it is better than no fix. :shadedshu
Yeah that's the only thing I need Overdrive for, I don't overclock my card anyway. :p
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
i upgraded to 5K purely because the 4K cards had no idle on the ram. turned out to be worth it for more than just the power savings.
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#8
Imsochobo
rpsgc said:
My idle clock speeds have always been 400/1000 (5850) with dual monitors. I thought that was the standard?


However... I just noticed something. If I enable Overdrive (even without overclocking) the idle clocks change to 157/1000. Still crappy but at least the core now downclocks! Apparently it's a GDDR5 issue.

Oh and now I can finally overclock without the card doing 157/300 and getting flickering.
It's because you require more juice to run dualmon, both ATI and nvidia work like that.
Nothing strange.
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#9
T3RM1N4L D0GM4
I dont use dual monitor, but only the core downclock with overdrive enabled... but i create a 2d profile so there's no problem...
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#10
Lionheart
So are these drivers good cause all Im seeing is negative responses so far:)
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
CHAOS_KILLA said:
So are these drivers good cause all Im seeing is negative responses so far:)
i'm pondering the same thing...
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#12
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
I really now wonder what WHQL is for if bugs get passed it.. maybe just some generic test script that some outsourced asian resource execute..
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#13
T3RM1N4L D0GM4
Bah why do I need to force dx9 in bc2 for a decent loading time? Ok, I'm using an *old* HD3850 but...
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#14
Paintface
T3RM1N4L D0GM4 said:
Bah why do I need to force dx9 in bc2 for a decent loading time? Ok, I'm using an *old* HD3850 but...
Use 10.4a till the 10.5 hotfix is out
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#15
T3RM1N4L D0GM4
Sorry, but I had same issue with 10.4a too... I upgraded to 10.5 hoping the bc2 fix was true.
:banghead:
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#16
sweeper
guess this is a problem for card users with a 5xxx series. No noticeable difference with my 4870. Core has always down clocked to 600 but memory never has. Still doesn't. meh.... runs fine. Idle/2D: 600core/900mem. 52c
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#17
air_ii
crow1001 said:
Nice screw up ATI, their fix for flickering when using more than one monitor has screwed up the clock speeds when idle, this is only relevant to those that overclock but now my clocks are 400 core and 1200 memory on a 5870, idle temps are up 20c and of course more power draw at idle..ATI you sux.
Actually, the screw-up is 157/300 clocks when using multiple displays. The memory clock should never change when using more than one display and 400/1200 is what it should be.

Now enabling overdrive somehow made (still does? - haven't checked) the clocks behave as if you had only 1 display connected (157/300), which was actually a bug when using multiple displays. I remember one of the ATI guys explaining in detail why it has to be like that over at a Beyond3D forum.
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#18
RejZoR
Zubasa said:
Crazy as it sounds, right now I don't even need to have my card overclocked. ;)
Same here. The HD5850 is so fast (mine is even factory OC-ed) i don't even have any need to overclock. Maybe i could do it just for teh lulz, but otherwise no need for it.
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#19
Lionheart
I got no issues wat so eva with these drivers, they are working fine, but can't tell the difference between 10.5 & 10.4 :confused:
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#20
anonemus
Installed this on my dual-OS rig. Have zero problems.
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#21
shagg
Back to 10.4 this morning. Not happy with the much higher idle clocks on my hd5770. The new 400/1300 clocks didn't make sense when they used to be 157/300 respectively.
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#22
BarbaricSoul
Zubasa said:

Crazy as it sounds, right now I don't even need to have my card overclocked. ;)
same here
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#23
Scrizz
ima get these, sounds like there are no real problems
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#24
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Nice Driver, Fan control finally works like it should... Not set it to 60% speed and it hits 100% right now and slowly backs it self down to 60... low 2D clock is working amazing now and I dont need to make a custome profile :D

But the real test.... ;) Gaming, and Benches :wtf:
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#25
Black Panther
Senior Moderator™
fullinfusion said:
low 2D clock is working amazing now and I dont need to make a custom profile :D
You're 100% sure about that?
I was holding myself from installing this driver since I seen negative feedback, but your post makes me change my mind.
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